The history of Grenada is spicy – literally. One of the island's major exports is nutmeg, and many of the landmarks available for guests to visit are spice processing plants. Visitors will also find rum distilleries, historic forts, and a hand full of museums to visit
In case you like to explore other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. Click on the each name to learn full details.
One popular destination is The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. As you tour the museum, you will find a collection of Amerindian and African artifacts, as well as a collection of pieces from the colonial era.
Another common landmark for vacationers is West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre. It is situated in Mt. Gay, Grenada. The West Indies Cricket Heritage Center speaks on the social history of the West Indies as it regards to the sport of cricket. Exhibits show case medals, uniforms, photographs, and other artifacts that lovers of the sport won't want to miss.
Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.
The chart below enables you to learn some key facts regarding some museums to choose from on Grenada.
|Grenada National Museum||(473) 440-3725||Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|Grenada Sugar Factory||(473) 444-5363||The vicinity of St. George's||Grenada|
|The Carriacou Museum||(473) 443-8288||2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre||Carriacou|
|West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre||(473) 417-9030||0.6 mi. North of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
Enjoy discovering the history of the places you visit? If so, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing on Grenada.
Ningo Well is a historical site on the outskirts of Grenada. There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.
Another common landmark for vacationers is Carriacou Ruins. It is Carriacou, in northern Grenada. The island of Curriacou was once full of remote estates, and scattered mills. However, as economic conditions changed, the estates were abandoned and now are in ruins.
Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.
View the chart below to see historical sites on Grenada.
|Carib's Leap||--||0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sauteurs||Grenada|
|Carriacou Ruins||--||2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough||Carriacou|
|Dover Ruins||--||0.6 mi. South of Central Windward||Carriacou|
|--||0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Crayfish||Grenada|
|Fort Frederick||--||1.0 mi. East of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|Fort George||--||Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|--||1.3 mi. East of Downtown St. George||Grenada|
|--||1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Windward||Carriacou|
|Ningo Well||--||0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward||Carriacou|
|--||2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre||Carriacou|
|River Antoine Rum Distillery||(473) 442-7109||1.4 mi. Northeast of Central Belmont||Grenada|
|Westerhall Rum Distillery||(473) 443-5477||1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Petit Etang||Grenada|
Guests will enjoy some other intriguing attractions on the island.
An interesting landmark worth visiting is. It is Bamboo, in southwestern Grenada. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.
The following chart has more information on the other kinds of places of interest to visitors.
|Monument||0.3 mi. South West of Central Bamboo|
|Monument||1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Mt. Gay|
Keep in mind, Grenada includes additional attractions. To navigate to our complete guide to other attractions, click this link.
Vacationers hoping to learn a little something about Grenada have plenty of options to explore, from rum distilleries and spice processing facilities to historic forts and ruins. Whether you want to spend a day perusing an outdoor market or learning island history at a museum, Grenada has enough landmarks to keep your days filled to the brim.
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